Michael T. Sweeney

Of Counsel

Offices: Philadelphia | Princeton

Direct: 215-461-3329

Fax: 215-461-3311

msweeney@nullohaganmeyer.com

  • Professional Overview

    Mr. Sweeney has litigated employment/labor and corporate and commercial disputes in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as admission pro hac vice in matters the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Supreme Court of New York, and the Superior Court of California. He has extensive litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts in PA and NJ, including defending private and governmental entities in employment and civil rights matters, as well as businesses in commercial disputes.  Mike also defends licensed professionals, including skilled nursing facilities, architects and engineers, and insurance professionals against allegations that they breached their professional standards of care.

    Mike has obtained numerous favorable decisions from federal and state courts, including:

    • Obtaining two favorable verdicts on behalf of a corporate entity and an individual business owner after a three-week civil rights trial in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • Obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of four NJ State Troopers after a three-week civil rights trial in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Negotiating a $1 Million settlement for a New Jersey towing company against a government entity
    • Obtaining defense verdicts on behalf of insurance carriers, corporate entities, and an insurance carriers in litigated matters and trials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
    • Obtaining a favorable settlement in the Superior Court of California on behalf of a business founder and owner in a corporate ownership dispute.

    Prior to joining O’Hagan Meyer, Mr. Sweeney’s experience included 16 years at Lyman & Ash, a boutique litigation firm representing individuals and corporate entities in civil rights and employment matters, and 5 years at Archer & Greiner, as a Commercial Litigation Associate.  He also has experience representing school districts against claims of workplace discrimination and wrongful termination.  Mike also served as a mediator in New Jersey.

    Mr. Sweeney is a longstanding resident of Philadelphia.  He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the Woodford-Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Mazzoni Center, and the Washington Square West Civic Association.  In his free time, he enjoys traveling to experience new countries, cultures, and cuisines.  He has been a longstanding member of the Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Bar Association and has attended numerous Lavender Law conferences conducted by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association.

  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions

    Education

    • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1992
      • Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, 1991-1992
      • Contributor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal, 1990-1991
    • B.A., Drew University, 1989

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of PA
    • Supreme Court of NJ
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
    • Pending admission to the United States Supreme Court (June 21, 2022)

    States Licensed

    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • American Bar Association
    • Montgomery County Bar Association
    • Philadelphia Independence Business Alliance
    • Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Bar Association
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • Note, “Arbitration of Employment Claims Under Age Discrimination in Employment Act,” Seton Hall Law Review
    • Survey, “Opinion Testimony of Expert Originally Consulted by Adversary Admitted Without Exceptional Circumstances as Non-Prejudicial,” Seton Hall Law Review
    • Survey, “State Aid to Densely Populated Municipalities Act,” Seton Hall Legislative Journal